The members and officers of the Bukluran Students' Alliance, a socio-political student organization in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, joined thousands of protesters from senators, party-list organizations, politicians, church leaders, students and the so called "Juan dela Cruz" of our society, to denounce the self-serving House Resolution No. 1109. The rally was staged at the Makati Business District, located at the intersection of Ayala Avenue and Paseo de Roxas last Wednesday (June 10, 2009)
Approval of House Resolution No. 1109 empowered Congress to convene itself into a Con-ass in which members of the House and the Senate would vote jointly—not separately—to amend the 1987 Constitution. Debates dragged for hours but it took only a few seconds for the House of Representatives to approve a resolution that would convene Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution.With the “ayes” registering a louder vote than the “nays,” the House of Representatives late Tuesday (June 9, 2009) approved House Resolution 1109 convening Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution.
In the resolution, it was interpreted that voting should be done upon the three-fourths of “all the members of Congress, not three-fourths of each House voting separately.” Proponents of this measure had hoped that this would prompt someone to question it before the Supreme Court, so that the tribunal could decide whether voting by the two chambers of Congress should be done jointly or separately.
OUR VIEW ON HR 1109
HR 1109 is only a disguise, a pill coated with sugar, a big blunder. We all know from our Social Science classes that this government is being run by a bicameral Congress, hence, this nasty move of the House of Representatives only left us to doubt the sincerity of their efforts.
Bukluran believes on saving the fundamental law of the land which is our own Constitution. We, as a catalyst of change and the hope of the future, would like to ask each House Members: "Is this the legacy you want to share for the Filipino youth?" If this is how they want to control our government, then we shall ensure that they'll suffer thru the ballots.
We stand against this kind of farce from the Arroyo faction or allies or should we say puppies, and this only reflects on how dirty our governmental institutions are - from Malacañang to the House of Representatives. We seek to end this kind of suffering. This oligarchy that the Arroyos have put up should be destroyed little by little.
THE FIGHT FOR A GENUINE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE WILL NOT JUST END TODAY. WE SHALL CONTINUE TO GUIDE EVERY PLMayer ON MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS AT ALL TIMES, AND OF COURSE WE SHALL NOT SUPPORT THOSE CONGRESSMEN WHO APPROVED THE HR 1109! NO TO CON-ASS! PRIORITIZE THE PEOPLE NOT THE FEW!
---THE STUDENTS UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED! ---